Qantas CEO gets pie in the face while giving speech

Wedaeli Chibelushi
|May 10|magazine2 min read

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce was hit in the face with a pie while giving a speech in Perth on Tuesday.

Joyce was talking at an event run by The West Australian newspaper when a man walked on stage and shoved a pie in his face.

The 67-year-old attacker later criticised the airline chief’s support for same-sex marriage, which remains illegal in Australia.

As quoted by the BBC, Joyce said: "I will have every intention of pressing charges." 

Joyce was one of 20 company chief executives who signed a petition in March calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to legalise same-sex marriage.

Police told the BBC that the attacker may yet face an assault charge. He has already been charged with giving false details after the incident.

 

Source: BBC